In honor of International Fragrance Day on Tuesday, March 21 we’re bringing you some of today’s leading fragrance companies.
With “journey is the destination” as its beating mantra, Memo Paris scents are inspired by Clara Molloy’s adventures to newfound locations, where she has fallen in love with the magical tales risen from there. Marfa is one of today’s leading art landscapes and Clara celebrates it with the intoxicating aroma of orange blossom absolute, tuberose absolute and white musk that transport you: rivet your eyes to the sky, seeing the milky way blaze an azure trail, and ignore the surrounding desert. Prefer to head out of the country? Irish Leather, French Leather, African Leather, Russian Leather, can also whisk you away with one deep inhale.
Price & Availability: $250/75ML at www.neimanmarcus.com
Don’t Tell Jasmine, a nod to the seductress behind it? Or does the whiff of perfume take you to the more temperate regions of Eurasia, Australasia and Ocean, where this flower is cultivated. This fragrance captures the gentle essence of this exquisite flower – which like the women can provide an invigorating feeling of strength and weakness all at the same time, awakening your soul with joy and intrigue; the world around you is amazing and beautiful. Its top notes of lemon and kir, featurea dry down of petal musk that enhances, rather than competes, with the jasmine.
Price & Availability: debuted Feb 2017 for $245/75ML at www.VilhelmParfumerie.com
Serge Lutens Veilleur de Nuit Eau de Parfum
The earth exhales animal and vegetal notes at night plus a hint of bitter sweetness. Tuberose, vetiver musk, civet, castoreum and dark chocolate captured in a fragrance from the Section d’or of Serge Lutens.
Price & Availability: $700 for 1.7 fl.oz./50ml at SergeLutens.com and Barney’s New York
Get swept away with these natural, fresh and fantastic fragrances that can be layered or worn alone, created by Brook Harvey-Taylor who has “blended and worn my owner personal perfumes for years and it’s a return to my original passion.” Travel away with the likes of Hawaiian Ruby Guava, Brazilian Mango Grapefruit, Indian Coconut nectar, Mediterranean Fig, Tibetan Mountain Temple, Malibu Lemon Blossom, Persian Rose to name a few…
Price & Availability: $22/Spray, $9.00/Solid Perfume, $12.00 Perfume Roll-On on www.pacificabeauty.com
Credo offers one-stop-shop for all natural fragrances. Lake + Skye 11 11, a client favorite, is a simple yet bold unisex blend inspired by the teachings of Kundalini yoga and the color white. It captures the feel of skin kissed with sea after emerging from the ocean with notes of texture and transparency. While Lake + Sky Echol Lake Fragrance is named after a mountain lake located in a remote valley between two mountains just outside Woodstock, this scent was inspired by the beauty of Fall in Upstate, NY. Warm, rich notes of patchouli, incense and the sheer softness of Egyptian musk anchor a fragrance that is highlighted by its floral notes, adding a touch of sweetness. Carefree, yet sensual and grounded- a city girl gone county for a weekend- or more.
Price & Availability: $48 at www.credobeauty.com
Pour le Monde Parfums are the only certified 100% natural prestige fragrances on the market. They are vegan, pregnancy safe and animal cruelty free, and the ONLY prestige beauty company with the prestigious Natural Products Association seal. Try Together, Vision or Empower for
MCMC Fragrances is a beautiful fragrance line started by two sisters, Anne and Katie McClain. The duo started the company in 2009 dedicated to creating a beautiful product line with the highest quality natural ingredients. Anne studied the art of perfumery and aromatherapy in Grasse, the perfume capital in the south of France. She learned the history, techniques, and practices of modern perfumery which she brought to MCMC. The family owned business is based in Brooklyn, NY where they carefully craft and batch each bottle by hand. Take a trip this month to Maine, inspired by a day spent on the island of North Haven off the coast of Maine, falling in love. Bulgarian rose absolute, local clary sage, wild Somalian myrhh, and French seaweed absolute convey the fresh scents of sea, air, sun, pine, and the discovery of a perfect beach plum rose. Dries down into the musky scent of sensual skin coupled with sun-dried grass.
Price & Availability: $95.00 / 40 ML at www.credobeauty.com
Dedicated to the cradle of all the great civilizations of Europe, Africa and Asia, Mediterraneo is a solar fragrance, original yet versatile, which blends the classical pristine freshness of lemon leaves with the youthful and sparkling tones of green tea. Its top notes contain wild mint, Sicilian lemon and Calabrian Bergamot. Its middle notes are Egyptian Jasmine and Sicilian Mandarin. Finally, it’s base note is white musk.
Price & Availability:: $80.00; www.bigelowchemists.com
Clive Christian Noble VII Rock Rose: This perfume is a modern interpretation of a classically styled fougére scent. The top notes of the perfume consist of a blend of citrus oils centered on the rich warmth of bergamot, black pepper and a touch of neroli. The heart revolves around the fusion of lavender, violet, herbs and the rich character of rock rose. The base is a combination of dark cocoa and patchouli with amber and a touch of sparkling vetiver to complement the citrus accord on top.
Clive Christian Noble VII Cosmos Flower: This feminine, yet complex perfume gives depth to the modern gourmand genre of fragrance. A blend of sweet benzoin and caramel in the base is given a Chypre twist with bitter cocoa, dry amber and leather. The bouquet at the heart wraps around a fruity plum accord that fuses with of ylang-ylang, jasmine, osmanthus and the chocolaty note of cosmos flower. To replicate the rich aroma of the cosmos flower, natural cocoa has been used in the heart, adding a dark bitter edge to the perfume. A fruit character is also found at the top of the fragrance, while sparkling pink pepper and a touch of rum bring warmth and delight.
Molton Brown Rosa Absolute Eau de Toilette: An opulent, floral eau de toilette, evoking romantic femininity with Italian red rose, spicy pink pepper and sweet vanilla. Devote your senses to an intoxicating secret with voluptuous fragrance and inspire your passion. This fragrance contains notes of Italian red rose, spicy pink pepper and sweet vanilla
Price & Availability: $65.00; www.moltonbrown.com
Soap & Paper Factory Bouquet Eau de Parfum
This bouquet fragrance contains notes of Turkish rose Otton, rose geranium and orris concrete. It’s a modern and feminine fragrance that inspires travel, love and romance.
Price & Availability: $32.00; www.soapandpaperfactory.com
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